Thomas Forester and Sons Ltd






 

Location and period of operation:

Thomas Forester

Longton

1877

1883

Thomas Forester and Sons (Ltd)

Longton

1883

1959

(See sources)

Majolica and earthenware manufacturer at Longton, Stoke-on-Trent

  • Thomas Forester started business at a small works in the High Street, Longton and he soon took additional premises in Church Street. 

  • He demolished the Church Street Works and built the Phoenix works  which he completed in 1879.

  • In the beginning of 1883 he took his sons Herbert and Victor into partnership. 

  • Incorporated as a Limited Company in 1891.

  • By 1893 the business was recorded as employing 520 people at the "Imperial and Phoenix Works"

  • The business closed in June 1959.

 

1893 trade journal entry for Thomas Forester

 



Thomas Forester
High Street and Church Street, Longton, Potteries
Majolica and Earthenware of every description
for Home and Export
Jugs, Mounted Teapots, Tea, Dinner & Toilet Services

Pottery Gazette,  November 1880

 



Thomas Forester & Sons
Phoenix Works, Longton, Staffordshire
The new "Moncrieff" Ware in Elgant Designs or Form and Colour

Pottery Gazette,  January 1885

 


Marks & initials used on ware for identification:

T F & S

PHOENIX CHINA

PHOENIX WARE

 


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